Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week?
Facebook is Easier to Control Privacy and Sharing: Facebook is rolling out a few changes in response to certain Google+ features. In addition to simplified privacy settings, you’ll also have the option to review any tag someone tries to add to your photos and posts. Here are two videos showing you all the options:
The Google +1 Button Enhanced to Share Content With Your Google+ Circles: Check this out, as well as the new +Snippet feature in the video below. The +Snippet allows content publishers to customize the snippets of information shared through the Google +1 buttons.
The Google+ Network Lets You Ignore And Block People: You can now ignore and block people on the Google+ platform. Find out where you can find these new buttons and how they work in the video below.
Twitter Adds User Galleries for Images: “User galleries on Twitter aggregate the images you’ve uploaded in your tweets into an organized page where you can view all of your most recent images.”
Facebook Reaches 1 Trillion Page Views a Month: Recent data from the ad network DoubleClick (a Google subsidiary) shows a trillion page views a month now.
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LinkedIn Helps You Find Groups You May Like: This new Groups You May Like (GYML) feature gives you personalized group recommendations powered by LinkedIn’s Recommendation Engine.
Here are two social media tools worth noting:
FrameBar: a free tool allowing bloggers and website owners to display a photo strip on their site.
Jamcloud: is like adding a turntable to YouTube. Jamcloud is a “free social music app that lets you play music and watch videos with your friends in real time.”
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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.